Thursday, July 26, 2007

Glimpse of Heaven...

A glimpse of Heaven is all it takes to know that the Kingdom is here and now too...

Many a times we wonder what it's like to be in Heaven with our Father. Look around you, what's your Daddy God saying to you? Is He saying loving words of encouragement? Is He comforting you and telling you not to worry? Is He telling you that everything's going to be ok?

Now when i look at my baby girl, my Daddy God is telling me all those things. He says, "Son, this IS Heaven... Look at your daughter. Do you love her? That's how I love you and so much more." And you know that He's got a BIG BIG smile behind what He just said to you.

"I've given my Son up for you. He was my Heart. As much as it hurts me to see my Heart pierced and staked right through and bled dry... It pleases me to see that I can have you with me in my Kingdom for all eternity."

Our Father gave His dearest best to us, for us... Aren't we blessed?

This love that no man can give, only our Father gives!

Lord, we love You, we worship You, we magnify You in our lives. We thank You for all that you have blessed us with and we thank for all the blessings that we have already received in providence.

Your blessed son,

Monday, July 9, 2007

He has delivered us! FOREVER.

Hi dearly beloved,

How often have we asked God to deliver us from this struggle to that persecution and whatever else we have asked Him to deliver us from? I have. I'm sure you have too. Something powerful for us all to believe and practice is what Paul preached to the people in Colosse. Colosse was where the people there were primarily gnostics and had a defective view of Christ. The gnostics believed that all matter is evil. With that defective knowledge of God, it would be impossible to be set free from evil because we are still bound in this flesh that we are in for this life here on earth. Of course, for us, believers in God supreme and almighty, a God that created the Heavens and the earth and a God when He created said that all His creation is good!

With His goodness, mercy and His Son's redemptive work for us, we are assured of ourselves being delivered from all darkness which may seem to overshadow ourselves sometimes. This is what Paul said,

Colossians 1:12-13
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Do we think that this deliverance is forever or partial? Jesus' work was final. As He said, "It is finished!", we are delivered from the power of darkness forever. With this, we enter His kingdom. We are now heirs of Light and victorious Kings And Queens forever!

On top of being delivered from the power of darkness, we even have forgiveness of sins! Wow! A double whammy.

Colossians 1:14
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

But you know, sometimes our mind plays tricks on us. Our mind brings us back to remembrance our past sins, our past addictions, our past failed relationships, our past failures. How many of us are familiar with this? We do not have to worry then because Paul reminded us the following truth. Where at times we are alienated from God through the enemies in our minds by our previous wicked works, we are now reconciled through Jesus.

Colossians 1:21-22
21 And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish, and without charge in His sight,

With Jesus, our wicked works are now in His flesh which was put through death. Put through death on the Cross. Is not that not enough for us? For us to be delivered from all powers that once bound us, now we are set free! Forever! Now God sees us holy, without blemish, spotless and without any wrongdoing in His sight.

We praise you God Almighty, that You came for us through your Son, Jesus Christ, and delivered us forever from our iniquities. We pray Lord that we are kept in this knowing all the time.

Hallelujah & Amen.

Your beloved son,

Saturday, July 7, 2007

My baby girl has arrived!

Hi to all you children of God,

It's such a glorious day last Wednesday when my baby girl decided to greet us earlier by 2 weeks.

God is so good. Everything was just so perfect in His timing. My heart melted when my baby girl came out. When the nurses bundled her up and brought her to my wife and i, i cried. It was tears of joy. Tears that only God can understand because He gave us that first love. If i can love this baby so much that i'll give my life for her, what more He!

It's so amazing to see God's love packed into such a tiny bundle. And that's how He came to us! A helpless little babe in a stinky manger in Bethlehem. God Magnficient, Supreme, above all else, decided to compress Himself and lose all His Majesty and Glory to be with us. As a helpless baby. He could have come immediately as a young, muscular, strong and strapping man. But no, He decided, let's do this minus all the superhero trappings and come as a tiny bundle of flesh first. Grow up as a little boy, fall down and get scraped in the knees as all little boys do and finally grow up to be a humble carpenter to serve your every daily need to furnish your home. That's who our Lord is.

He that is, will always be our first love. With that we love our family. To know Him is to see Him in all that we experience in life. He gave Himself up to be punished for us, to be beaten for us, to be pierced and bled dry for us, so that we can enjoy this life here on earth more than abundantly and receive all His blessings freely. Freely He has given His first Love to us and therefore we can freely love others, just like my darling baby girl. : )

Shalom to one and all. Be sheltered by His love underneath His mighty wings.

Be greatly blessed, highly favoured and deeply loved.